Continued growth led to the 1992 construction of a new 80,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and subsequent additions over several years added another 80,000 square feet to the facility. We also added a 28,000 square-foot distribution center in Rayne, Louisiana. Eventually, as markets shifted, we discontinued the production of textile bags and focused our attention to the manufacturing of protective covers. Today, we continue to add new product lines as we leverage our custom tarp manufacturing expertise.
In 2015, we expanded once again to build a beautiful, state-of-the-art building measuring 120,000 square feet in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The addition of this clear-span facility allowed JMI to expand its tarp-building capabilities, create custom covers and manufacture the highest quality products for our customers. Our entire Company is immensely proud to apply our traditions of excellence and innovation toward new challenges. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you as we have served so many of our faithful friends and customers for over 49 years.